So nothing has been coming to me in terms of a full song about the whole rape experience. What has come instead are these vocal bits and pieces, kind of like interludes. I'm not working with instrumentation so I've just been using my voice to layer rhythmic sounds over my main melodies. I've been recording them in garageband.
Gabrielle loves a lot of my interlude thingys! But she still wants me to try
and write a whole song. She asked me to go back into the time period of
my rape and try to write from that place, from what I was experiencing
then. I have five or six songs from a band I was with in the year after
my rape. I need to take a listen to that material and see if I like any
of it. She also suggested that I use some sort of instrumentation. So I
am going to fumble my way through Garageband's instrumental offerings.
Ugh. I am totes not skilled at this and pretty impatient with
trying to learn. I'm sure it will be really simple but whatever I guess
I have to at least try. I wish I had my band on me. We would kill on